Album Reviews


Stay Close
(True Panther)

As the harsh chill of winter is gradually replaced by blue skies and sunshine, Barcelona’s Delorean are ready to drop the perfect summer soundtrack. Their forthcoming record, Subiza, will make you think twice about dancing in dingy clubs and want to break out into the sunshine.

Opening track and single, Stay Close, should give you a flavour of what’s to come; all sun drenched pop euphoria and nostalgia. Although it seems abstract to associate music so closely with sunshine, every sound here seems to melt together as if left out in mid-summer heat. While the song begins with a fairly basic progression, it’s quickly saturated with idyllic backing vocals and lush background noise. Given the popularity of bands like Washed Out and Toro Y Moi in recent months, Delorean’s poppier take on blissed out synth music might well capitalise on this zeitgeist.

Following on from last year’s well received Ayrton Senna EP, Subiza (named after the Spanish town where it was recorded) will be released on June 8th. Just in time for festival season, then, so check the video below and prepare for summer!

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